James E. Ballidis
On the evening of Sunday, September 4th, 12-year-old skateboarder Jonathan Olagues was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Rialto. While riding along a residential street, Olagues was struck by a speeding Chevrolet Camaro. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Camaro, 21-year-old Matthew Cory Hudson, did not stop to administer aid. Police later located the vehicle, and a chase ensued; however, they were unable to apprehend Hudson at the time, as he was driving recklessly through crowded streets. Fortunately, the Camaro’s license plate was found at the scene, linking Hudson to the crash. After conducting an interview, police arrested him on suspicion of vehicular homicide and gross negligence, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Rialto accounted for 3 of the 39 fatalities and 33 of the 472 injuries suffered by pedestrians in motor vehicle traffic accidents throughout San Bernardino County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, 596 pedestrians were killed and another 13,083 were injured in traffic collisions statewide.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jonathan Olagues, the skateboarder who was killed in the hit-and-run crash last Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Rialto accident.
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